For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, 12 months ago

    Awww childhood at its finest

  2. g55rumpy

    g55rumpy said, 12 months ago

    nothing like unhelpful help

  3. mischugenah

    mischugenah said, 12 months ago

    Maddening at first, but it’s how kids learn.

  4. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 12 months ago

    Elly and I are not on the same page with this one. I loved shopping with my kids in the grocery store. They got very excited about helping, it was a great way to show them how much things cost, and best of all, they were much less likely to complain about food served on the dinner table, if they had a hand in picking out the food. Actually, now that my kids are teenagers, this hasn’t really changed.

  5. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, 12 months ago

    Ellie should have known this would happen. Elizabeth is so cute and is making the most of her time alone with mom…trying to do a good job of helping her shop.

    I like howthe duck ‘s comment.However, I raised six teenagers as a single mom…5 boys and a girl…and it wasn’t safe to bring them shopping with me. They wanted everything in sight, just like Elizabeth. Lol

  6. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, 12 months ago

    I love taking my daughters shopping. They’re great about getting what I need them to. My younger one (8) is particularly helpful. She’s very tall, but very light. I’m very short: 5’ tall. If I need something on a top shelf, I simply lift her up and she reaches it for me, then hands it down to her older sister. We make a great shopping team.

  7. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, 12 months ago

    My mother had to take us shopping because there was no one else to watch us. We hated it as it was boring and she either couldn’t or wouldn’t buy the things we asked for. Sometimes she’d bribe us with a box of animal crackers or cracker jacks if we’d behave.

  8. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, 12 months ago

    The kid can’t read yet?

  9. gmforde

    gmforde said, 12 months ago

    I used to go shopping with my mom so that I can pick out stuff to eat later, especially cereal. Then after helping her unload them and putting the food away, I got the sweet reward of being first to eat the “good” cereal. In a family with 6 other kids and 2 adults, the good stuff went fast.

  10. Adele Derwald

    Adele Derwald said, 12 months ago

    My mom took me along for grocery shopping from when I was so little I can’t even remember. We’ve always made a great team and it enabled me to do all the family’s weekly shopping by myself when I got my driver’s licence.

  11. Sandy Knopf

    Sandy Knopf said, 12 months ago

    And the rest of us shoppers are inconvenienced because we can’t get to the shelves, through the aisles, let alone having to listen to a whining brat or three.

  12. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 12 months ago

    @howtheduck

    It seems to me that you and Elly are on exactly the same page on this one. She’s allowing Elizabeth to “help” despite the fact that she’s causing more work.

  13. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Hey, Lizzie is learning some valuable lessons, here. And eventually, she’ll be able to help for real. Teach ’em young when they actually want to do it. Sure beats their hanging out in the middle of the cart, age 12, while you push them around the store (as I have seen some parents do).

    Actor Misha Collins did a really funny take on this with his son in YouTube series called “Cooking Fast and Fresh with West”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToTVFEHZhX4

  14. Poollady

    Poollady GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Yeah, Ellie. appreciate it while you can – they grow up fast.

  15. Olliebird

    Olliebird said, 12 months ago

    Was in the checkout line and ahead was a father and son. Mom was still getting a few more things and jr was the runner. Worked fine until mom got back and found out jr was slam dunking cans on top of the fruit. Dad was in deep doo doo.

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